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Ringside Unified Fighting, also known as RUF MMA, has signed a content-licensing deal with ONE Championship, a Singapore mixed martial arts promotion company.

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The formula for the Ironwood Eagles boys basketball team to make a run at a repeat 5A championship is relatively “Black” and “White.”

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High school football players from around Arizona met in Scottsdale Jan. 9 to celebrate their talent and remember a tumultuous season at the 2020 Ed Doherty Award ceremony.

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After a back-and-forth that saw winter sports seasons canceled and then reinstated, basketball season begins for high schools around Glendale and Peoria this week.

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Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet is looking forward to another abbreviated season, but this time he has even higher hopes for his team. 

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After a stunning reversal, there will be high school seasons for basketball, wrestling and soccer.

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Kristi Brown has been an Arizona Cardinals fan since she was 3 years old, when she sat in the blistering heat at Sun Devil Stadium. 

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Following its final emergency meeting before the winter break, the Arizona Interscholastic Association approved an official starting date of Jan. 18 for winter competition. 

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In front of likely the slimmest crowd in the game’s 50-year history, the No. 10 Iowa State Cyclones defeated the No. 25 Oregon Ducks in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale Saturday, Jan. 2.

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In allowing fall sports competition, the Arizona Interscholastic Association announced modifications for high school sports, ranging from badminton all the way to football. 

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Before this year, NASCAR crowned Cup champions in Miami, home of sunny skies and crowded beaches. This year the crown jewel of the series finished in the desert, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In allowing fall sports competition, the Arizona Interscholastic Association announced modifications for high school sports ranging from badminton all the way to football. 

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The Arizona Cardinals have surprised some with their early-season play. At 5-2, the Cardinals are in the thick of the battle to make the playoffs.

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Nearly 55 years after becoming an official racetrack, Avondale’s Phoenix Raceway will host the NASCAR championship series Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8.

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The Arizona Cardinals allowed a limited number of fans, including family members and “close friends,” during their a home game against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 27.

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A temperature check awaiting fans at the gate. Friends, family and any other fans spaced 6 feet apart. Cheerleaders with their voices, if not their spirit, muffled by masks.

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Phoenix Raceway, Arizona’s own diamond in the desert, will serve as the new host for NASCAR’s highly coveted Championship Weekend, Nov. 6-8. The state-of-the-art facility in Avondale received a $178 million renovation that put immense emphasis on fan experience, so it should come as no surpr…

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Summer baseball in the West Valley has returned, albeit under strict and unprecedented safety and health protocols.

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When Major League Baseball canceled the remainder of spring training games on March 12 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it was with the initial hope of holding Opening Day for the 2020 season on April 9.

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At 23, Michael Dominguez will not be a lot older than most of the girls he is mentoring in his new job as associate head coach – joining coach Stephen Moss – of Ottawa University Arizona’s women’s basketball team.

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These are stressful times for those in sports, those who follow sports and those who make their livelihood through the games others play.

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted sporting events over the world, but the Arizona Interscholastic Association provided a hint of normalcy Monday, March 16. The AIA Board announced that it still hopes to resume spring sports at some point soon, including holding the championships.

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Just before prep sports were suspended indefinitely, Mountain Ridge baseball was one of the last high school teams competing in Arizona. The Mountain Lions played at the Boras Baseball Classic at Corona del Sol High School on March 14. Many schools had already stopped competition due to COVI…

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As if winning the team’s first-ever state championship was not sweet enough, the Ironwood boys’ basketball team were served a title with a side of sweet revenge Monday night, as the No. 2 Eagles defeated No. 1 Millennium 78-70 in the 2020 AIA Boys Basketball 5A State Championship final.

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Around 150 high school football players, recognized as some of the most talented in the state, flocked to the Williams Field High School football field in Gilbert on Feb. 23 to compete in a regional stop of the Under Armour All-America Camp Series.

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As if winning the team’s first-ever state championship was not sweet enough, the Ironwood boys’ basketball team were served a title with a side of sweet revenge Monday night, as the No. 2 Eagles defeated No. 1 Millennium 78-70 in the 2020 AIA Boys Basketball 5A State Championship final.

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Less than an hour before MLB commissioner Rob Manfred took the podium Tuesday and addressed the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, four-time NBA MVP LeBron James tweeted his displeasure on the subject, saying if it happened in his league, his emotions would be “irate” and “uncontrollable.”

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Camelback Ranch-Glendale is ready to begin its 12th season as the spring home of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. The annual Cactus League fun begins at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, as the young White Sox host the Los Angeles Angels. The powerhouse Dodgers first home game is at 1:05 p.m…

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Hopefully, there will be no slapshots, or cries of “game on!” when the Arizona Coyotes trade hockey sticks for golf clubs. The Coyotes Top Golf Classic tees off from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 at Top Golf Scottsdale.

Ringside Unified Fighting will put on a pro-am mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card, titled “RUF 38 Valentine’s Day Massacre,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Glendale Civic Center, 5750 W Glenn Drive.